Practical touch for research

10th June 2005 at 01:00
Academic educational research is useless if it is not made accessible to teachers, according to Strathclyde University's dean of education. Speaking last week at the launch of a new series of books on continuing professional development, published by Hodder Gibson in association with The TES Scotland, Iain Smith said he was delighted that four staff from his department had been involved in writing the series, which transfers knowledge in an accessible fashion.

"It is vitally important that a university faculty is involved in producing books for practising professional teachers, as opposed to or at least as well as, the production of academic books for the research assessment exercise."

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